Twenty-three faculty and staff were honored at the Authors and Artists Reception sponsored by Cunningham Memorial Library last week. Those honored for their 2009 authored or editor-in-chief monographs, or artistic works were: Michael Elkins, assistant professor of communication; Thomas Sawyer, professor of recreation and sport management; David Worley, chair of the communication department and professor of communication; Debra Worley, professor of communication; Jay Gatrell, dean of graduate programs; Charles Roberts, professor of mathematics and computer science; Qihao Weng, professor of geography and geology; Feng-Qi Lai, associate professor of curriculum, instruction and media technology; Todd Whitaker, professor of education leadership, administration and foundations; Ann Chirhart, associate professor of history; Robert Guell, professor of economics; Isaac Land, assistant professor of history; Barbara Skinner, assistant professor of history; Matt Brennan, professor of English; Kit Kincade, associate professor of English; Robert Perrin, chair of the English department and professor of English; Michael Shelden, professor of English; David Vancil, chair of the Cunningham Memorial Library’s special collections department; David Polizzi, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice; Ray Chen, assistant professor of art; Glenn Dunlap, professor of art; Fran Lattanzio, professor of art; and Sala Wong, assistant professor of art.
The annual reception also recognized two students with the Bakerman Student Research Award. Shawn Hunter, a criminology and criminal justice graduate student, received $1,500 for his paper. Laurie-Ann Curry, an anthropology major, won the undergraduate award of $1,000. Bobby Lee, a junior professional aviation flight technology major, won the first-place award of $1,000 in the REEL Big Video Contest sponsored by the library while Chad Fedler, a junior electronic media major, won $500 for second place. Thanks to Cunningham Memorial Library for paying tribute to a tremendous amount of scholarly work. [text from President Bradley’s Cyberwire; posted by MM]